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08-29-2017 03:58 AM  13 months agoPost 41
Mojave

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Nice maiden!! Good job setting it up.
Barry

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08-29-2017 05:10 AM  13 months agoPost 42
rcheli808

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Looks Real Good Steve...Nothing like working the first time she's off the ground...Congratulations!

Tim

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08-29-2017 12:07 PM  13 months agoPost 43
doorman

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Way To Go!!
Testing lookes good... nice job!!!
Your moving along quickly on this one too!!
No doubt it wil be another winner

Stan

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10-15-2017 06:36 PM  11 months agoPost 44
ssmith512

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After a bit of a break I am back on the Bolkhow.

Got all the openings cut and trimmed...
DSC_0088 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

DSC_0089 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

The cabin doors are meant to be 2 pieces. The front is hinged and the rear door is a slider. But this is going to be my everyday sport scale flyer, so I am going to glue both doors together to make one large door that is easily removed for battery change access. Front of the "door" is held in place by a hook I fabricated...
DSC_0090 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

And the rear is held in place by a Vario slide latch..
DSC_0092 by Steve Smith, on Flickr
DSC_0091 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

And showing them in place on the fuse...
DSC_0093 by Steve Smith, on Flickr
DSC_0094 by Steve Smith, on Flickr
DSC_0095 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Fabbed up a pin system for the front and rear doghouse pieces to keep them together during flight..
DSC_0086 by Steve Smith, on Flickr
DSC_0087 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

And started in on feathering the boom-to-fuse glue joint for a smooth transition..
DSC_0084 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Not planning on much surface detail (rivets, panel lines, latches, aerials, etc.) Just a decent paint job and a heli to have fun with. So pretty close to shooting primer.

Steve

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10-15-2017 08:06 PM  11 months agoPost 45
Mojave

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Looking good Steve! I like the combined sliding door idea. That will make the battery swaps so much easier. That reminds me, I need to get back on my own projects
Barry

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10-16-2017 01:17 AM  11 months agoPost 46
doorman

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So Far Looking Good....
I think you would be much happier with this build if you did add "some" surface details... don't have to go crazy, but a day or two will make it that much of a better everyday flier
JMHO

Stan

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10-17-2017 04:49 PM  11 months agoPost 47
Copter Doctor

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Looing great Steve! It certainly flies well and will def be a great everyday flier. I am with Stan on the rivets n lught details

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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10-21-2017 09:46 PM  11 months agoPost 48
ssmith512

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Well I received a rotting fish head in the mail the other day with a note that said "Detail the BO or ELSE!!" So I am adding some detail to the BO......

Started with some pseudo rear door hinges...
20171021_161035 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Maintenance hatch latches. Will add some screw heads after primer....
20171021_161040 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Didnt want a bunch of screws exposed holding the doghouse covers on, so fabbed up a simple hook latch. Front section is held in place by one screw in front, hook latch in back, the rear section is held in place by locating dowels in front and one screw in back....
20171021_161114 by Steve Smith, on Flickr
20171021_161150 by Steve Smith, on Flickr
20171021_161204 by Steve Smith, on Flickr
20171021_161218 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Got the front doors glued together...
20171021_161244 by Steve Smith, on Flickr
20171021_162458 by Steve Smith, on Flickr
20171021_161906 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

And took a copper pipe 90 degree elbow and cut it down to simulate the small side exhaust outlets. Will polish them up during final assembly...
20171021_161259 by Steve Smith, on Flickr
20171021_161329 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Little more detail sanding and should be ready for a coat of high build primer and then some rivets.

Steve

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10-21-2017 10:02 PM  11 months agoPost 49
jbewley

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Nice work Steve. What did you use to simulate the hinges and latches??

Jim

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10-21-2017 10:21 PM  11 months agoPost 50
ssmith512

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jbewley
Nice work Steve. What did you use to simulate the hinges and latches??
Thanks!

I used styrene sheet I cut into strips. Styrene is the greatest modeling material known to man.

Steve

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10-22-2017 12:29 AM  11 months agoPost 51
doorman

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Nice!!
Your making us proud

Stan

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10-22-2017 12:53 AM  11 months agoPost 52
HilliHeli

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Well I received a rotting fish head in the mail the other day with a note that said "Detail the BO or ELSE!!"
Too funny, keep up the good work.
I cannot wait to see some Canyon carving

!Antriebe, die bewegen!
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Jazz', Jives & vbar's
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10-22-2017 05:21 PM  11 months agoPost 53
Mojave

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For $20 and a cold beer I'll tell you who sent the rotting fish head... Hint: His first name begins with "S"... LOL
Barry

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11-26-2017 08:12 PM  10 months agoPost 54
ssmith512

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Back on the BO.....

Primered her up with some high build.....
20171124_132000 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Then wet sanded smooth....
20171125_144541 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Then started with the glue rivets using the SSSFR method...
20171126_113040 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Most of the rivets had dried clear when I took this pic (sorry)...
20171126_100722 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Then it was time to fab a cockpit floor. Made a template out of cardboard...
20171126_134506 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Then used .080" styrene and cut out a floor board...
20171126_134521 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Installed some supports/mounts for the floor (floor will be held in place by 3ea 3mm self tapping screws)...
20171126_134551 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

And the floor in place to check fitment....
20171126_134626 by Steve Smith, on Flickr
20171126_134649 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Getting there slowly but surely!

Steve

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11-26-2017 08:21 PM  10 months agoPost 55
jbewley

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What is the SSSFR method for rivets??

Jim

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11-26-2017 08:42 PM  10 months agoPost 56
ssmith512

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jbewley
What is the SSSFR method for rivets??
Steve
Smith
Super
Fast
Riveting

Watch at YouTube

Steve

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11-26-2017 09:48 PM  10 months agoPost 57
Copter Doctor

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Looking great Steve! glad to see this project back on track once again.

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11-27-2017 12:34 PM  10 months agoPost 58
jbewley

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Thanks for posting the video. Where do you get the perforated sheets made?

Jim

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11-27-2017 01:31 PM  10 months agoPost 59
ssmith512

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jbewley
Thanks for posting the video. Where do you get the perforated sheets made?
http://www.cwvmodels.com/contact.html

Steve

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11-27-2017 10:13 PM  10 months agoPost 60
doorman

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Fish Head!!!!!!
Now who would send something like that!!!

Finally catching up to your posts Steve... I like that rivet system... are you for hire???

Bird is going to look real nice once you complete those "FEW" details!!

Stan

Barry, this is still the home of the TREE COBRA!!!!

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